Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Revive your Spirit - Rejuvenate your Soul

Revive your Spirit - Rejuvenate your Soul
Part 1of 2

Revive your spirit with a time out to volunteer! Life can become quite overwhelming in the hectic days of managing our business, our family, and our homes. Add a dose of the economic rollercoaster and …well it’s a lot to take in. Taking a step outside our everyday, tuning out the “to do list” and becoming involved may be the jumpstart your spirit is longing for.

There are many ways to volunteer and many excuses of why not to. Find yourself making excuses? All the more reason to find away to get involved Help an elderly neighbor, join a non-profit, clean up a local park, read to the kids in a Children’s Hospital.

Walking away from your day-to-day and making someone else the focus can be wonderfully enlightening and refreshing experience.

I became inspired to write this blog after spending a day volunteering with the San Diego Habitat for Humanity that is partnered Jimmie Johnson Foundation . Volunteering for this charity was something I’ve wanted to do for quite awhile. The opportunity presented itself and I cleared my day and joined in. The day was laborious, dirty, fun, “not about me”, and upon leaving I felt that I had one of the most rewarding days in a long time. (Me after a eventful day at the site - not the cutest pix but happy!)

I recently read an interesting article in Time Magazine, discussing the down swing in our economy has actually brought a sizable increase in volunteers. The article also discussed how the economy’s flux has seriously decreased donations.

Many of us business owners find a way to involve donations to a specific charity. Not only is it rewarding to help in this way, it’s a tax deduction!

This is another neat way to donate, and it’s good for your clients as well.
Offer a discount to customers who bring:
A bag of canned food
Clothing for a women’s shelter
Toys for tots
Add money to a donation jar
All in all, give your spirit a day, take some time out of, and reward yourself with community involvement. I promise it will be well worth it.

Look for Part 2 “Rejuvenate your soul” a little girlie pampering well deserved!
Here are a few links for volunteering:

1 comment:

  1. Hi Sweet Girl...

    I love you and I am 'again' proud you are my daughter...

    We make choices every day...
    you are making a choice to make a difference.

    YOU are beautiful
    YOU are brilliant
    YOU are a leader in this world!

    Your momma!!!